Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Banana Republic is Stealing Shoe Designs

I know its been ages since I've posted but I had to come out of my semi-closed writing state to comment on what I think is pretty blatant shoe design theft going on over at Banana Republic.

Sure they are knocking off Stuart Weitzman's Nudist sandals like most other mid-tier brands but they are really not being subtle about these items. The top item in each pair is a current/recent Banana Republic shoe and the bottoms is the pretty obvious "inspiration" -

BR Honey vs Aquazzura Wild Things -
 BR Jasmine vs Alexandre Birman Lolita

BR Jackie vs Prada 2008

To me this is the worst one - BR Cadi vs Carven's bow slingbacks

Knocking off is not cool. You can have a unique shoe at any price point. You won't have any cute shoes if we keep supporting intellectual property theft.

It. Not. Cool.

1 comment:

gypsy said...

Hi...Im glad you posted, I thought about you today when I saw that Aquazzura is suing Ivanka Trump for the Wild Thing....I remembered that YOU were tge ine who blogged about the copy catters and I enjoyed read it. So of course I find you and you're on it!! (like thethe true shoe fashionista that you are)
I see you're saying BananaRepublic has issue with Aquazzura...that I didn't hear, I only heard about Ivanka.
Hope all is well. Missed your blog and other media outlets which I'm going to go search thru now.